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Hey all,

I'm building my first (I say MY because I've never built a rig for ME before) gaming rig, stepping up from my old Dell XPS 600 R.I.P. (I'll never buy a gaming computer pre-built ever again) It's in my sig but here is everything that I have:

Core i7 965 EE
EVGA Intel X58 SLI Mobo
3x EVGA GTX 280 SSC in Tri SLI
12GB (6x2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600 RAM
2x Barracuda 750GB, 2x Barracuda 1TB all RAID 0
LG Blu-Ray/HD-DVD SATA, LG 22x DVD Burner SATA
Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W PSU
Cooler Master Cosmos S - Side Fan Mod
Vigor Monsoon III LT Dual 120mm HSF
5x Scythe 120mm Slipstream Case Fans
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit OS
KDS Black 26" HDMI Screen

Let me know what you think, and if anyone has experience OC'ing the EVGA X58 with the i7 965, I could use a little help with that. Any comments or suggestions welcome!
Edited by 1ltbodizzle - 12/12/08 at 7:08am
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Core i7 965 EE @ 4.0GHz EVGA Intel X58 SLI 3x EVGA GTX 280 SSC in Tri SLI 12GB (6x2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600 
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[2x Barracuda 750GB, 2x Barracuda 1TB] RAID 0 LG Blu-Ray/HD-DVD SATA, LG 22x DVD Burner SATA Vista Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 7 Build 7000 Acer P243w 24", Dell 20.1" 
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[2x Barracuda 750GB, 2x Barracuda 1TB] RAID 0 LG Blu-Ray/HD-DVD SATA, LG 22x DVD Burner SATA Vista Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 7 Build 7000 Acer P243w 24", Dell 20.1" 
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Im drooling
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post #3 of 60
1. Don't get factory OCed versions of cards. Get the stock, save a few bucks, and OC them yourself (it's very easy to hit the OCed speeds).

2. Never heard of that HSF, so I can't judge it. But a TRUE is always good.

3. Your PSU. That's a good one to be sure, but I will recommend the Ultra X3 PSUs. Lifetime warranty, fully modular, great looking (and easily route-able) flexforce cables. They're just overall awesome PSUs IMO.

4. What RPM slip streams are you getting? I will recommend either the 1200rpm or the 1900rpm models, and hooking them up to a fan controller to reduce noise.

5. Case, why not get an HAF 932? Great case for cable management (from what I hear) and it has pretty good cooling system.

That's all I can say, looks awesome. Wish I had the money for an i7 965 build, I want to play with one of those babies sooo bad .
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Core i7 965 EE
EVGA Intel X58 SLI Mobo
3x EVGA GTX 280 SSC in Tri SLI
12GB (6x2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600 RAM
2x Barracuda 750GB, 2x Barracuda 1TB all RAID 0
LG Blu-Ray/HD-DVD SATA, LG 22x DVD Burner SATA
Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W PSU
Cooler Master Cosmos S - Side Fan Mod
Vigor Monsoon III LT Dual 120mm HSF
5x Scythe 120mm Slipstream Case Fans
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit OS
KDS Black 26" HDMI Screen
Buying something from Vigorgaming are we ?. Already I can see many obvious flaws in this build.
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Buying something from Vigorgaming are we ?. Already I can see many obvious flaws in this build.
???

Anyways hot build dude, that's insane.
Anyways I would have gotten the eVGA x58 board but it was OOS when I ordered my system, so I went with the Asus Rampage II Extreme - and it's the best x58 board out/on the market.

Anyways, get a TRUE - (i.e. Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme) because they are the best HSF.
Good luck
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I would reconsider the monitor you are getting. I would get a 245BW or a 2443BW. Samsung has a 0 dead pixel policy, while others you need 4 or 5 to get it replaced. I would be extremely upset if i got a nice widescreen monitor and it had a dead pixel.
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Buying something from Vigorgaming are we ?. Already I can see many obvious flaws in this build.
Apparently just the hsf.

http://www.vigorgaming.com/shop/CSCOO00005.html
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2x 256GB Crucial MX100 H60 Windows 8.1 Pro OS X Yosemite 
MonitorPowerCase
2x Dell U2414H Seasonic X650 Legacy U3 
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i5 760 | 4GHz | 1.275v Gigabyte P55A-UD3 MSI NX7600GT  8GB G.Skill ECO 
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1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 LG 22X DVD±R Corsair H50 OSX 10.7.3 
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LG 23" Corsair HX620 Antec Nine-Hundred MX 518 
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Thermaltake 
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X3 710 CACZC | 3.7GHz DFI LP DK 790GX-M2RS ATI Radeon HD 3300 4GB OCZ XTC @ 800MHz 2.08v 
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Western Digital 6400AAKS LG 22X DVD±R Xigmatek S1283 7 Professional 64-Bit 
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2x 256GB Crucial MX100 H60 Windows 8.1 Pro OS X Yosemite 
MonitorPowerCase
2x Dell U2414H Seasonic X650 Legacy U3 
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i5 760 | 4GHz | 1.275v Gigabyte P55A-UD3 MSI NX7600GT  8GB G.Skill ECO 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 LG 22X DVD±R Corsair H50 OSX 10.7.3 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
LG 23" Corsair HX620 Antec Nine-Hundred MX 518 
Mouse Pad
Thermaltake 
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X3 710 CACZC | 3.7GHz DFI LP DK 790GX-M2RS ATI Radeon HD 3300 4GB OCZ XTC @ 800MHz 2.08v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 6400AAKS LG 22X DVD±R Xigmatek S1283 7 Professional 64-Bit 
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I heard of some amazing new HSF for i7 boards called the V8 or something.

Here

Looks sick, and has 8 cooling pipes.
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